Crosse Checks with Ashley McCulloch
Feb. 26, 2007
Virginia lacrosse student-athlete Ashley McCulloch made a big statement in the Virginia-Virginia Tech game on Feb. 21, pulling down a game-high five draw controls and scoring twice and adding five assists. The five assists and five draw controls are all career-highs. Her start in the game was the second consecutive season that she has started in the season-opener. The Virginia native will look to play a second game against an in-state rival on Wednesday Feb. 28 as Virginia hosts Richmond at Klockner Stadium at 7 p.m.
My primary inspiration in sports is: My Dad
My advice to players is: Keep practicing and playing what you love.
The best thing about the University is: The traditions and being a part of the ACC.
My dream vacation would be: To any exotic island that has a beach.
The best advice I ever received is…. (and from whom): “Always be grateful for what I have”- my Grandma
My favorite moment in sports history (personal): Beating Duke in the 2006 ACC Championships.
My favorite moment in sports history (overall): When the USA women’s soccer won the World Cup in 1999 in penalty kicks.
Best lacrosse game I have been a part of (and any details): Winning a state championship, freshman year of high school in double OT.
Best lacrosse game I have ever seen: In 2004, UVA men vs. Hopkins in Charlottesville, UVA won by 1 in OT.
Why I play lacrosse….: I play lacrosse because of the fast-pace of the game and it’s exciting.
A brief summary of my early lacrosse history (introduction to the sport, etc): I grew up watching my two older brothers play and my dad got me started in the third grade playing boys lacrosse because girls lacrosse leagues didn’t start until fifth grade.
If I could invite someone to dinner, it would be (and why):Lance Armstrong because of what he has overcome and achieved.
Why Virginia?: It’s close to home and had everything I was looking for: great academics, beautiful campus, great coaches and great teammates.
The most important thing I learned while playing is….. To stay positive and not be hard on yourself after a loss or bad game.
Something that makes me unique: Whenever I laugh, I cry.
Any community service that I do: Coaching Youth Soccer for Madison House
What is your favorite….
movie? Wedding Crashers
Disney movie? Beauty and the Beast
C-ville restaurant? Downtown Grille
musician/band? Dave Matthew’s Band
song? “I wanna dance with somebody” by Whitney Houston
UVA class? Psychology
vacation spot? Venice, Florida
dance move? The cage
day of the week? Saturday
Dr. Seuss book? Green Eggs and Ham
Crayon color? Pink
sport (other than lacrosse) Basketball
TV show? Friends
cartoon character? Tazmanian Devil
Sportscenter anchor? Tony Kornheiser
actor/actress? George Clooney/ Julia Roberts
sports figure? Michael Jordan
book? Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
And holding for the final shot…:My time here at UVA has been great and it’s only getting better.